Council decides to give Fort Getty another committee

The standing-room-only workshop once again revolved around RV camp

Despite the Town Council’s reluctance to create committees, it looks like they will establish one to address an unyielding controversy: the future of Fort Getty. The unexpected proposal was one of two twists to emerge in the council’s April 23 work session on the only town-owned waterfront park. Otherwise, the status of Fort Getty remains unchanged from what it was […]

Planners delay turbine vote

Commissioners say they lack adequate data to either approve or deny plan

The progress of Jamestown’s wind turbine initiative stalled last week, as residents argued that the Planning Commission should “slow down” its review of the multimillion dollar plan. The commissioners agreed, delaying their expected vote on the proposal until their concerns are addressed with additional input. The commission held its marathon meeting on April 18. If the panel had voted to […]

DEM slashes brush, shrubbery at Beavertail

CRMC: Department went outside of scope of permit, but wasn’t done maliciously

Whether or not you describe it as “vegetation management,” all of the brush and shrubbery around the perimeter of Beavertail State Park has been clear-cut. According to state officials responsible for the work, most of the visitors to the spectacular seaside peninsula are applauding the newly unimpeded views. But a local scientist has a much less favorable opinion of the […]

Residents could face early water restrictions

Residents of Jamestown are used to water restrictions. Each year between June and August the watering of lawns and gardens is banned in the town’s water district. If conditions demand, the washing of cars and other outdoor water uses join the list of prohibited activities. This year there is new con- cern among town officials, last weekend’s rain notwithstanding, regarding […]

Council adopts $21.6 million budget

If voters don’t revise the proposal at June’s FTM, increase will be $394,220

The Town Council this week adopted a $21,586,065 budget for Jamestown’s schools and municipal operations. The spending package, which is 1.9 percent higher than the budget for the current fiscal year, will be presented to voters at the Financial Town Meeting on June 4. The budget was passed during the council’s brief, special meeting on April 23. Unless the budget […]

New golf clubhouse eyed

Council will discuss the proposal during a workshop on Monday

Jamestown should replace the rapidly deteriorating golf course building with a similar structure designed for ease of expansion, the Buildings and Facilities Committee will advise the Town Council. Although the panel will tweak a few of its recommendations before sending it up to the council, the committee’s extensively detailed report on replacement strategies for the building was adopted unanimously during […]

North Kingstown bands dominate festival in New York City

The symphonic band and jazz ensemble both won first-place prizes

The North Kingstown High School’s symphonic band and the jazz ensemble performed in a recent competition at the Heritage Festival in New York City. The students brought home two firstplace prizes and major recognition from the judges. But the best part of the entire Manhattan trip had to be “the look on Mrs. Silveira’s face,” according to 16-year-old Emma Vogel, […]

Yard sale May 5 to benefit trip to Europe

Open house tonight at the Island Scoop

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will sponsor an open house at the Island Scoop on North Main Road on Thursday, April 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served, including ice cream, candy, coffee, bagels and pastries. Adult beverages will also be served. For more information, call John McCauley at 741-2350.